Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Westmont, CA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Westmont, California.


Mimi Shagaga, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Mimi Shagaga, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Westmont.

It has been show that stress leads to increased cortisol levels which can be very damaging to the human body. I believe that incorporating mindfulness techniques can be very beneficial to individuals dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety. I often incorporate mind-body techniques in my therapeutic approach to stress and anxiety. I work with clients to alleviate these symptoms in an effort to maintain a healthy mind and body.

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Carl H. Shubs, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 90212 - Nearby to Westmont.

Stress or anxiety don’t always get in the way, but sometimes they do. Learn to identify the sources, recognize how they stop you, and change the impact they have on you and your life. Learn how old patterns shape your self-image, self-esteem, and expectations, and discover new ways of dealing with that. Fear doesn’t have to stop you from having what you want in life. And, sometimes it’s a valuable asset, like knowing which is the lion and which is the lamb. Psychotherapy with me helps you to sort out when to listen to the fears and when they no longer apply. You’ll also learn coping strategies that can help when you’re caught up in the fear. Your fears don’t have to control you.

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Parshaw Barati-Marnani, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91356 - Nearby to Westmont.

Much like depression, anxiety and stress is something we all deal with at some point in our lives. Anxiety, in and of itself, is not a bad thing. In fact, some anxiety is not only healthy, but necessary for us to get things done. Without some anxiety, we lack motivation to take action. However, anxiety can become problematic when it overwhelms and paralyzes us. Therapy helps by giving us a space to learn skills to better manage the anxiety and no longer feel gripped by it. I use a holistic/mindful approach consisting of connecting the mind, body, and the environment (incorporating all 5 senses) to live fully in the present moment with respect and compassion for ourselves.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anxiety Counselor

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

The modern world we live in is full of amazing technological advancements and organizational wonders, but it is also more complex and demanding than ever before. The myriad competing demands of our lives, how busy we are, the continual pressure to do and be more creates enormous stress for all of us. This stress can escalate into anxiety and the added strain of these issues easily begins to short-circuit our ability to function at our best, to feel good, to maintain relationships and responsibilities. I can help you understand the internal and external forces creating these negative feelings, and together we can find strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety so you can feel better.

Michelle Harwell, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Michelle Harwell, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90041 - Nearby to Westmont.

Life's challenges can often shape our personalities and behavior and get in the way of letting us experience a fulfilling life. I am committed to helping you restore parts of your life that has been shaken by anxiety and stress. Together, we will work through overcoming painful events, establishing healthy connections with others, and building trust and security that is essential to having meaningful relationships.

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS
Anxiety Counselor

Amie Lowery-Luyties, MFT, PPS, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90807 - Nearby to Westmont.

The approach that I have found most helpful in working with people with anxiety and stress issues is helping them FIRST learn to slow down and relax. I have been trained and have worked for many years with victims of trauma who experience enormous amounts of stress. First, teaching coping skills and then exploring the underlying cause for the anxiety and/or stress. People with anxiety often report various symptoms ranging from having difficulty concentrating, being afraid to do things they used to do, having headaches, sweating a lot, having hypertension, fatigue, heart palpitations, and sexual dysfunction. Often, people with anxiety have limited support because they are embarrassed or....

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92841 - Nearby to Westmont.

Anxiety is a necessary message that you need to pay attention to something that is at dis-ease in the body. My focus, using Burns techniques, is to help the individual find what they need to hear from the anxiety/stress while giving them very specific tools to distract the unnecessary messages. I show them body relaxation techniques as well as breathing exercises to lessen their tension and stress.

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI
Anxiety Counselor

James Gilbert, MFTI, LPCCI

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 91436 - Nearby to Westmont.

Anxiety and stress effect everyone to some degree, but often these factors can become overwhelming and debilitating when allowed to run free in our minds. By identifying the causes and providing understanding of the way anxiety works I can help you address, manage, and overcome the the issues that anxiety and stress can bring into your life. Let me join you in the process to a happier and more balanced life.

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Anxiety Counselor

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90048 - Nearby to Westmont.

Anxiety and Stress are prolific and rampant in our society. So many individuals walk around feeling constantly plagued by anxiety and stress. Believe it or not, we all have a choice whether or not we are controlled by stress and anxiety. I work extensively with individuals suffering from anxiety. You do not need to live a life where anxiety is controlling you, vs. you controlling it. Through our therapy process I will help you implement skills and a way of being which will not only minimize anxiety, it will also allow you to control it.

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Rick Deaton, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 90048 - Nearby to Westmont.

Stress at work or school, relationship stress, financial stress, health issues often are precursors for people to seek psychotherapy. Disturbances in sleep and appetite and an inability to attend and concentrate can undermine one's work performance or a student's ability to successfully master the demands of school. I have experience treating teachers, nurses, doctors and lawyers with anxiety and stress and, as well, see college and graduate and law school students form universities in the Los Angeles area, including USC, UCLA and Loyola.

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Cristy Pareti, PsyD, MFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

In 90266 - Nearby to Westmont.

Many clients present with increasing levels of stress and anxiety in their lives. Therapy becomes centered around identifying triggers for anxiety symptoms, recent stressors in their lives, and identifying symptoms. Often times, we find together that anxiety has been in their life for a long time and that old patterns of behavior has accompanied it. We explore some of those patterns to identify the triggers and find new coping skills to practice when stress arrives. I find it helpful to collaborate with the client on setting goals and working at a speed that is comfortable to each client. This provides empowerment and confidence in working toward new ways of handling the stresses of living.

Cristina Cano, M.S., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Cristina Cano, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to Westmont.

Stress related Anxiety is the most common factor affecting individual’s overall health. It can cause many health complications and emotional difficulties. Occasional anxiety and stress are part of daily life, but when anxiety interferes with relationships and pleasurable activities therapy can help to decrease the excessive worry about future events and this decrease the disruption.

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D
Anxiety Counselor

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D

Psychologist | Therapy for 13-24 Year Olds

In 90266 - Nearby to Westmont.

I specialize in treating adolescents and young adults with depression and anxiety. My goal is to help every client feel welcomed into therapy and leave with practical tools and insights to carry forward in life. I use a relational and present-focused approach tailored to the client's specific needs, with the goal of both symptom reduction and a greater understanding of the self and relationships.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Anxiety Counselor

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Westmont.

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91106 - Nearby to Westmont.

Anxiety and stress come from a variety of sources for children and young adults. Further, the behavioral outcome of anxiety and stress varies from one individual to the next. While some may become isolated and avoid stressful situations, others can become behaviorally aggressive and aggitated. I work closely with my clients and families on identifying the underlying causes of this anxiety, and by using cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused methods my clients learn the skills to manage and resolve these stressors.

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Laura MacRae-Serpa, M.A., CCLS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91030 - Nearby to Westmont.

Stress and anxiety feel bigger in isolation. Therapy can help identify the source of stress, what triggers stress reactions, fears and worries, negative thought patterns, and how to manage and cope with stressors in positive ways. If you or your child / adolescent are overwhelmed with stress and are experiencing increased anxiety then I would like to help.

DeAndrea Knight, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

DeAndrea Knight, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91505 - Nearby to Westmont.

My goal is to create a warm and inviting space of radical acceptance and empathy, where you can express your deepest thoughts, suppressed feelings, pain and true desires . My goal is to facilitate growth beyond your past and beyond your pain. My goal is to offer fresh, new perspectives and support change within you. My aim is to help you overcome all of your challenges and become resilient, plus happy.

Joelle Allman, LCSW
Anxiety Counselor

Joelle Allman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 90713 - Nearby to Westmont.

Life can be overwhelming at times resulting in increased anxiety and stress. If you are experiencing difficulty sleeping, worrying constantly, and increased irritability, you can benefit from additional support. Talking about issues you are dealing with may be hard, but avoiding issues can be even more devastating. Lack of sleep and fearful thoughts often do not go away by themselves. Learning new techniques on how to cope with stress and anxiety can improve your relationships, your outlook on life, and your overall health and well being. Reaching out for help is not a weakness, it shows strength and willingness to learn skills to improve your life.

Christian Holmes, AMFT, EMDR
Anxiety Counselor

Christian Holmes, AMFT, EMDR

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90403 - Nearby to Westmont.

Big or small, anxiety has a way of effecting our lives. Anxiety not only effects those who struggle to do, but also, those who are already doing so much. We can minimize it, rationalize it, and tell ourselves it's circumstantial but the truth is anxiety is the very thing that keeps you from feeling connected to the moment and those around you. In our work together, I will help you cultivate techniques, strategies and mindsets unique to you that will help you to reclaim your life, allow you to be present to the moment, and create a feeling of wholeness. If you're ready to feel less stress and live in a more meaningful way I'd love to meet you and see how I can support you in your journey.

Lucy Cotter, LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Lucy Cotter, LMFT

Psychotherapist

In 90004 - Nearby to Westmont.

I provide counseling for anxiety and stress at the Narrative Couples Center. Through collaborative conversations, we discover alternatives that can replace the oppression of anxiety. Are you wanting peacefulness, more balance, less overwhelm? I look at how problems interfere with people’s hopes, and use a strength-based approach that supports resourcefulness.

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT
Anxiety Counselor

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90602 - Nearby to Westmont.

Stress is a part of our everyday life, so much that living a life without stress seems surreal. Anxiety can be a result of the day to day stresses that are related to personal life, work life, and school life to name a few. A minimal amount of anxiety and stress in specific situations can be the motivation needed to complete tasks, power through exams and overcome the impossible. Learn how to calm and relax your mind by using visual techniques such as creating a safe place you can visit during times of intense stress and discover healthy and effective ways in which you can help relieve your mind and body of undesired anxiety and stress.

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.
Anxiety Counselor

Laura Pescione, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 91604 - Nearby to Westmont.

Are you tired of feeling anxious and fearful? Do you have too much stress in your life? I am a psychologist that specializes in helping you decrease feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress. With empathy and compassion, I work collaboratively with you to gain understanding and insight into the situations that cause you anxiety so that you can finally thrive in your life rather than survive it!

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.
Anxiety Counselor

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

In 91107 - Nearby to Westmont.

It is a given! The issue is not that we have anxiety, rather it is not being able to make sense out of what is making us anxious. Anxiety is a warning signal that something is wrong and we need to be alert to what we need to take care of ourselves. Anxiety changes when we can be in dialogue with someone who can help us understand what the surrounded issues are that need our attention. Being alone in our anxiety keeps us trapped. Being connected in our fear changes it. This is what good therapy does. It provides a space to no longer be alone in your anxious feelings. Being responded adequately in your fear allows confidence and peace to return.

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.
Anxiety Counselor

Dr. Pamela Sobo, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 90049 - Nearby to Westmont.

Understanding the Role Of Stress In Just About Everything ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2008) — Stress, to put it bluntly, is bad for you. It can kill you, in fact. A study now reveals that stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to everything from the common cold to cancer. Thanks to new research crossing the disciplines of psychology, medicine, neuroscience, and genetics, the mechanisms underlying the connection are rapidly becoming understood. Dr. Sobo uses mindful techniques to teach patients skills for managing stress.

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT
Anxiety Counselor

Jeffrey Salinas, MS, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90755 - Nearby to Westmont.

The demands placed on us to be available, in touch and productive increase with each new technology that appears on the store shelves. The pressures placed on our everyday activities has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. Anxiety arises and intensifies with each new demand and expectation whether it be self or externally induced from obligations at work or home. Managing ever increasing stress and anxiety levels is an on going challenge for each of us. In therapy we identify the sources of our stress and anxiety, set and work goals to find the balance necessary to bring sanity and peace back into our lives. Have you been abused? Have you experienced Trauma, PTSD? EMDR Trained



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Westmont is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 1.84 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Westmont is 30,835 people with 10,183 households and a median annual income of $26,808. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Westmont, CA

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Westmont. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Westmont. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Westmont public health department.